how to make your own cream eyeshadow tutorial

I’m not a big fan of cream eyeshadows. I have oily lids and cream formulas on me crease faster than you can say “eyeshadow!”

But last week, I accidentally dropped a couple of powder eyeshadow to the ground and they smashed into a thousands pieces. *cries*

I didn’t want to let them go to waste so I rescued what could be rescued and decided to use the broken bits to make my own cream eyeshadows. Here’s how you can do the same, too.

How To Make Your Own Cream Eyeshadows


  • Loose eyeshadows (any pressed eyeshadow that got smashed into a thousand pieces is fine, too)
  • Clear gloss or vaseline
  • Q-tip or spatula
  • Clean container

P.S. You can use intact pressed eyeshadows, too. You’ll just need a scraper to scrape it out of the pan.

WARNING! Before mixing any loose pigment, clear gloss or lip balm, make sure they are approved for use around the eyes. A quick way to do this is to compare their ingredient lists with those of your eye products. If you find any ingredients in a lip balm that aren’t used in any of your eyeshadows/primers/eyeliners etc, don’t risk it.


  1. Clean the container you’ll use to house your new cream eyeshadow well. Yes, even if it’s brand new. You never know where it’s been and you don’t want to risk anything nasty ending up in your eyes.
  2. Once the container is dry, mix the eyeshadow with either a clear gloss or vaseline. Just keep adding the ingredients until you get your desired consistency.
  3. Stir well to get rid of all the lumps.

Want more DIY skincare tips? Subscribe to the newsletter below to receive the β€œ5 DIY Skincare Hacks That Really Work”:

Have you ever created your own cream eyeshadows? Share your experience in the comments below.